A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb by Sarah Burton PDF

By Sarah Burton

The little identified tale of the inseparable brother and sister, lighting fixtures of the Romantic circle, privately haunted via madness

Wordsworth proposal that if there have been the sort of factor as an exceptional guy, it'd be Charles Lamb, whereas Hazlitt believed Mary Lambto be the single good girl he knew. The couple's literary acceptance rested partially at the well-known stories from Shakespeare. And but there has been an unhappier part: Charles used to be an alcoholic and Mary, in an assault of madness, stabbed their mom to death.

This attention-grabbing account reaches to the center of early 19th century London, assembly its eccentrics and its literary giants. It additionally visits the city's darker corners, the place poverty stalks rented rooms and madhouses hide poor abuse.

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